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Graft raps filed vs Former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez over P1.2-billion advertising deal

Former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez has been filed with charges of graft and corruption by the National Bureau of investigation, along with some other officials, for the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign that cost about P1.2 billion. Former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez / Photo from Philstar The case was filed on May 2018 to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, saying that Jimenez violated the anti-graft and corrupt practices act. This charges were filed because Jimenez, along with a former assistant secretary, and other officials, awarded P200 million to Dentsu Advertising Agency in 2012, and extended it twice in 2013, without allowing it to go through public bidding. A bidding is usually necessary for government projects to assure that there is no foul play or corruption that will happen. More than this, NBI director Dante Gierran also asked the Ombusdman to charge all DOT officials who are still in office of gross negligence of duty and serious

Veteran journalist Jessica Soho, May Mensahe sa mga Kasamahan niya sa Media na H'wag Maging Biased at Ilabas ang Katotohanan sa Bawat Istorya

GMA News Jessica Soho shares thru her speech what should be the role of media today. Image credit to Jessica Soho, veteran broadcast journalist of GMA and a graduate of the University of the Philippines was given the Gawad Plaridel award for this year. The U.P. Gawad Plaridel is the sole award in the University of the Philippines System given to outstanding media practitioners.  It is very timely that during the award speech of Ms. Soho, she narrated the important role of media today, most especially the word "fake news" that was well known due to the credibility of some media company to deliver the truth in every story they tell to the people.  As mentioned in her speech, content is a vital ingredient in making a top story. News is not about what only people wanted to hear and read, it is the truth to every story that the people need to know. Soho even mentioned these key points of her life lessons to aspiring journalists and media practitioners

Isang Milyong Pahina ng mga Ebidensya ng Anomalya sa Halalan, Ibinahagi ni Atty. Glenn Chong

Photo credit to Atty. Glenn Chong's Facebook account Sa kabila ng madaming pangbabatikos na kinakaharap ni Atty. Glenn Chong dahil sa kanyang tapang na isiwalat ang diumano ay naganap na pandaraya sa nagdaang 2016 eleksyon, patuloy pa rin siyang lumalaban upang patunayan na mayroon ngang katiwalian sa naganap na halalan noon. Sa kanyang 'Facebook account' ibinabahagi ng abogado ang lahat ng nalalaman at patuloy na pagtuklas sa katotohanan ng anomalya at ang pinakahuli at pinakabago ay ang kanyang pagsisiwalat sa sinasabing 'isang milyong pahina ng mga ebidensya na nagmula mismo sa Commission on Elections (Comelec) at Smartmatic.' Bago matapos ang buwan, may bagong pasabog si Atty. Chong at ibinahagi niya ito sa social media, kasama ang mga larawan ng ebidensya na diumano ay mga naka-print na mga dokumento tulad ng audit reports, audit.log printouts, ballot images, statistical reports, election returns and ballots lists mula sa Smartmatic at hawak

Senate approval required for ICC withdrawal was insisted by the Petitioner

Drilon wants de Lima to argue ICC case before SC? Image combined credit to Radyo Agila and Pinoy Trending News Last Tuesday, the counsels of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court declared that the administration of Duterte started withdrawal from the Rome Statue of the ICC is invalid because of lack of agreement from the Senate. It is stated in the Article VII, Section 21 of the 1987 Constitution that no arrangement or international agreement shall be valid and effective except if conceded in by at least two-thirds of all the members of the Senate. The silence of the Constitution on the upper chamber’s part in the withdrawal of a treaty during the oral contentions on the solidified petitions testing the withdrawal from the international council was raised by associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Noel Tijam and Francis Jardeleza. “We’re all very clear now that the language of the Constitution particularly Article VII, Section 21 relates only to
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